Mar 17

VA watchdog defends actions in contracting report

WASHINGTON — Call it the battle of the watchdogs. The inspector general’s office at the Department of Veterans Affairs is defending its actions after the office came under unusual criticism from its counterpart at the Treasury Department.

May 05

Tough new IRS penalties set to target Russian banks

Russian banks that buy U.S. securities after July 1 will forfeit 30 percent of the interest and dividend payments. The withholding applies to stocks and bonds, including U.S. Treasuries. Some previously owned securities would be exempt from the withholding, but…

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